25 December 2008

Christmas eve.

At Christmas eve Elin had got a Christmas dress. She looked so wonderful!

She is resting on top of the gift table. I think this blog ends up to be a blog about Elin instead of everything else!

22 December 2008

A child is born ....

Elin was born two days ago!

Here are the proud grandparents!

16 December 2008


Woke up this morning that someone was shaking my bed heavely. Heard my son from another room saing: What's happening.
Immediatly I answerd: It must be a earthquake. I don't know how I knew so directly.
Later we heard on the news that it was the biggest earthquake in Sweden for more than 100 years. The magnitude was 4,7.
No one was hurt.

Still waiting for my luggage! It disapered somewere in Budapest!

13 December 2008

Going home .....

Today I'm packing, tomorrow I'm going to Sweden for a couple of weeks. Can't wait to meet children and friends!

Until then enjoy some beads from the Amman souk. Only plastic ones I'm afraid! But still very nice colours!

11 December 2008

Christmas Tree

The Dubai way of Christmas decorations. I felt a genuine feeling that Christmas is coming soon!

Sky line

The beach was really very lovely. We took lot of walks along it. And the weather was also perfect.
Burj Al Arab
This was the closest we could come to the Burj Al Arab, the famous hotel. If you want to go inside to have a look at everything, it will cost you about 100 dollars.
If you chose this hotel for staying in Dubai, you will be picked up at the airport by a helicopter!

Shopping Malls

The first night in Dubai we took a bus shuttle from the hotel to Mall of the Emirates. It is not only a mall filled with things to buy, they have also a ski slope! People could rent clothes, shoes, snowboards etc. It was minus three degrees behind the big glass walls. We never went in there!

07 December 2008


It's Eid el Adha.
Holidays for Bo, so we decided to go to Dubai for a couple of days. I have never been here before but always wanted to see what it is like.
Well, it's just crazy!
Having stayed in a country like Egypt for some time, where things never really get finished. This is remarkable because this is totally the opposite.
My God, they are building everywhere, and what projects!
The high building to the right will be one of the worlds highest buildings. At the moment it is 800 meter high! I don't think I would like either to go to the top or work or live there.This is a vision about the future. Not very far from now if the economy stays stable in the Emirates ....?

05 December 2008

Countryside Part Two

Forget what I wrote yesterday about ”monotonous” and only sand ......
Today we went up north from Amman. We had red about a Forest Reserve in Ajloun, only a seventy-five minutes ride with car from Amman. We longed for a walk in a forest!

The view was so different from what I wrote yesterday. Lots of hills and some green trees and cultivated land.

Further up on the hills we saw pine forest.

and also remarkable fields with yellow stones.

We finally reached the Reserve, it took two hours for us to find the place! We went a two kilometre long self guided trail.

Part of the area is called The Oak Forest Escape. But I don’t recognise the oak leaves.

Very early crocus!

04 December 2008


As soon as you come outside Amman, the countryside is rather monotonouse.The roads are very good thou.
The desert looks very different depending on clouds and sun shine.
If you are lucky you maybe will see some camels here and there. Apart from that ....nothing. Only sand!

03 December 2008

The Wild Jordan Center

It’s difficult to find any tourist information in Amman.
The Wild Jordan Center is maybe the closest you can come. Here you can find information about your visit in Jordan if you like biking, hiking, climbing, bird watching or go to the archaeological sites.
The Center is located on the top of one of Amman’s many hills.
The big glass walls offer a terrific view over Amman now when the big terrace is closed.

But you can also find a good souvenir shop and a VERY good café and restaurant. The food is organic and made with lots of herbs and fresh vegetables from nature reserve projects.

I went there yesterday with Melissa, an American friend.

01 December 2008

The Souk

Today I went with my Danish friend Lise down town to the Souk. First we went into a small shop that had not been changed since it was established in the fifties. It was a shop with thousands of different buttons, ribbons and decorations.

Deep inside the souk there are a lots of whole sale shops. This one for instance where you can purchase all kinds of things you can put on a gift. Like ribbons and other kinds of decoration.
This man speaks Swedish (stockholmska!) and is very happy when he gets a chanse to practise.